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German Police Arrest 2 People Suspected of Using Botnet to Generate Bitcoins

05
Dec
2013

Germanys Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has announced the arrests of two individuals in Bavaria and Lower Saxony. Theyre suspected of operating a botnet that has helped them generate over 700,000 ($954,000) in Bitcoins.

According to authorities, three suspects are investigated, but only two of them were arrested on the night between December 2 and 3.

The individuals are said to have modified a piece of malware and spread it across the Intern…

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